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Satisfying conclusion to this trilogy. I actually found this one moved at a great pace and the characters really developed even more so. Overall, good conclusion. May 17, Mary rated it did not like it Shelves: annoying-obsessive-monologue , forbidden-love , disappointed , you-had-such-promise-why , wtf , yes-interacial-relationships , new-worlds , so-disappointing , so-boring , boring. That about sums up my feelings on the last two books. This should've remained a standalone. The first book was so good! And it all just bit the dust.
The lack of imagery is starkly apparent in the 2nd and 3rd books. It was easy to overlook this in the first one but when the story focuses on several different planets and we barely get a glimpse at them all? The romance, which began as a cute and healthy relationship, quickly devolved into martyrdom and stupid miscommunication as the series cont That about sums up my feelings on the last two books. The romance, which began as a cute and healthy relationship, quickly devolved into martyrdom and stupid miscommunication as the series continued.
None of that dragged on in the first book! Everything came to a close! I was happy with the ending. The ending to this series was saccharine, all too convenient and way too preachy. Not a fan. To top it off this was so mindnumbingly boring. I ended up skimming the last 70 pages or so when it became clear nothing was happening.
We started at A went to B and C then went all the way back to A and all I could think was "holy shit why didn't you just cut out B and C and just resolve A?! Good old YA trilogy marketing, ammirite? I highly recommend reading the first book and then pretending its sequels don't even exist unless you're convinced you'll love them based off their blurbs.
Regardless of how this series just failed harder than my math grades, its first entry was not only fulfilling enough to stand on its own but it was a ton of fun. The romance was really cute and the plot was different and interesting. Now I'm left wondering why I kept reading after that horrid sequel May 25, Forever Young Adult added it Shelves: reviewed-by-mandy-c , science-fiction.
Graded By: Mandy C. Dec 07, Jacqueline rated it really liked it Shelves: sci-fi , outer-space , young-adult , ai. Happy reading! The last three chapters are important. Prereading When you want a book so badly you keep coming back to check the release date as if it will somehow change if you keep looking at it. Hint: it doesn't. Aug 03, Bookphenomena Micky marked it as to-read. I'm so very needy for this one. I want it come to an exciting, soaring end. Apr 28, Shelley rated it liked it Shelves: release , young-adult-science-fiction , borrowed-library.
The story picks up right where Defy The World ended with a shocking cliffhanger. Now, the author has a choice: Does she make readers believe that everything is going to be fine, or does she twist the story so radically that it will fundamentally change the lives of both main Abel, the galaxy's most advance artificial cybernetic intelligence mech and Noemi Vidal, a solider of Genesis who has put her life on the line time and time again in order to save her planet from being crushed by Earth?
Apr 07, Cait Jacobs Caitsbooks rated it really liked it Shelves: releases. The opposite of Faith is certainty. I can't go into too much detail without spoiling the ending of that book, but really, if you read Defy the Worlds , then you probably don't care about the plot and just need to see how it ends, like me. A perfect balance of humor, romance, and depth. The pace is really fast, with constant action and adventure. There were a few conflicts that I thought would be a little more drawn out, but instead, they breezed by. While it makes for a quick read, it does take away a little bit from the emotional side of the book.
There was less tension when most conflicts got resolved a couple of chapters after they were introduced, and I found myself forgetting some of the plot points because they went by so quick. This book is no exception. I love them so much. Maybe it was just me, and I was in a bit of a reading slump, but I felt a little detached from these characters that I love so much. Defy the Fates perfectly wraps up the story I fell in love with. May 28, Clare Carter rated it liked it. I'm glad I finished this trilogy out, but this was definitely my least favorite of the three books.
I'm definitely disappointed because the first book in this series is a book I really loved, and I really enjoyed the second one too! I just felt like this third book was kinda repetitive and oddly paced. I just found myself not really caring as much as I did in the first two books, because I felt like the characters were just doing the same things they'd already done over again.
Honestly, I think I'm glad I finished this trilogy out, but this was definitely my least favorite of the three books. Honestly, I think this story would have worked better if it had resolved at the end of the second book instead and just been a duology. This book wasn't by any means bad, but it was just kinda meh and unfortunately felt pretty unnecessary.
May 18, Jessica The Psychotic Nerd rated it really liked it Shelves: read-in , books-i-own , waiting-on-wed , books-bought-in , released-in , series-books , book-series-that-are-over-with , pov-multiple , sci-fi , hall-of-awesomestars-or-more. This and other reviews can be found on The Psychotic Nerd Short and Simple Review I have to admit that I did not like this one as much as the previous two. I still loved it, I gave it four stars, but that is one less star than the previous books. For some odd reason, I felt like I was slogging through this book and it felt like it had middle-book-syndrome, even though it's not the middle book in the series.
The book starts off right away, continuing off from the cliffhanger from the last book. That part was edge-of-your-seat, I need to know what happens next, excitement, but it did not last long. That's what it felt like for a lot of the book. Every time a big moment happened it was over too quickly. I did not feel like we stayed long enough in certain moments and it made the pacing slower for me. Now, the pacing did eventually pick up closer to the end and a lot of exciting things happened near the end, but it was still quickly wrapped up although there were some really interesting scenes.
The ending was still a satisfying ending. And again, even though the pacing was off for me, I still loved this book. I love the characters and there was a lot explored in this book, expanding upon the ideas on the previous books. There is a big focus on what it means to be mech, human, or both view spoiler [as Noemi is now part mech part human hide spoiler ]. The consciousness of a mech or a human, these scenes with Abel were some of the more interesting scenes in the book. There is especially a focus on morality, selflessness, and love. I still think that this book was great and all-in-all this is a fantastic sci-fi series.
I hope Claudia Gray has another great sci-fi series being published because, after this series and the Firebird trilogy, I have high expectations for any sci-fi series she writes. Apr 15, Vedha K rated it it was amazing. A nail biting ending of an incredible trilogy. Defy the Fates has stood up to its story, name and imagination it brings forwards. The shock with which we ended up in the previous part is retained for few chapters where we do not know how things will turn out to be.
I gotta say that Abel surpasses every single criteria for a human, a hero. He is loving, determined, invincible to an extent, kind, emotional and even funny. He is everything a person could hope for put together in a wonderful package A nail biting ending of an incredible trilogy. He is everything a person could hope for put together in a wonderful package. His determination in saving Noemi and his love for her is pure and warms us. At the same time he does not leaves anybody who needed help in danger- his friends, Vagabond fleets and the selfish planets even.
He really steals everybody's heart whenever he realizes his feelings for Noemi and sorry for what his creator had become and could have been. Noemi on the other hand survives and her step back to life again with lots of consequences that was not possible before. No matter what she became and where she comes from she is still the same- A loyal soldier, ardent friend and lover who never leaves anyone behind and a determined savior and a longing wanderer.
The conversation between Abel and Noemi tells us all about how they have evolved as something more than a mech and human. The other characters also endears us like Virginia who wish never to get on her wrong side, wary of Shearer and her craziness, angry at the council of Genesis. And God, we finally get to see the craziest Burton Mansfield.
More than these Defy the Fates stands best for moments- when Noemi and Abel kiss for the first time, when Noemi comes back and tries to understand herself, Abel willing to sacrifice for Noemi, entry and departure from the Damocles, Abel's change with Robin and as a tether and finally the consciousness fight itself.
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Everything comes to a climax when beliefs are tested and changes are welcome by all the planets and people paving way for more miracles. Jun 01, Eileen BookCatPin rated it really liked it. It's so underrated I wish more people would read it! Defy the Fates is a death-defying conclusion befitting the imaginative adventure that started in Defy the Stars. The story is fast-paced with action after action.
Every moment was full of urgency and sometimes desperation but with a hopeful undertone. The unknown was super thrilling. The pacing never faltered. I held my breath hoping things would turn out well a 4. I held my breath hoping things would turn out well and just praying the characters I've come to love so much would survive.
Noemi and Abel are one of the most deserving pairs I've read. Despite their own struggles, they were always trying to help others. I've said this before but I will say it again because it couldn't be truer: Noemi and Abel are such selfless beings. Uniting the unlikeliest band of misfits and outlaws they gave everything to save humanity.
I am so happy and extremely honoured to share in their journey and see it to the end with them. Claudia Gray does an amazing job describing the technical elements of the story. The cybernetics talks were advanced but never too complicated to follow and the mech technology was easy to understand. Defy the Fates raised some morality issues which I found were properly approached and appropriately debated.
As is custom with this series I have to talk about the cover change. I am not a fan of the half faces but I do like the colour palette they chose for Defy the Fates. It's still not as stunning as the original cover of book one but I guess it'll do. The space-y vibe is there. Defy the Fates was the perfect farewell to this world-defying space adventure. The Constellation series has been a thrill ride from start to finish. The ending is beautiful but I'm still going to miss the worlds! I'm so disappointed I didn't love this more.
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As a huge fan of the first two books, this one fell flat. I still love the characters and the romance, but Noemi and Abel spent a lot of the time in this book either bickering, misunderstanding each other or apart. The pacing was slower and some of the things going on was a bit rushed and confusing. I just couldn't fall back into this world as I had done in the past. It was a satisfying ending to an amazing trilogy that I really do love, but it just w I'm so disappointed I didn't love this more. It was a satisfying ending to an amazing trilogy that I really do love, but it just wasn't as good as the first two.
Apr 04, Laura Harrison rated it it was amazing. And I suffered through the worst traffic to get it the day it was released. Dec 16, Venus rated it it was amazing. I'm not ready. I loved it. I hated it. But above all I loved them both, and now I'm both dying for and slightly dreading this one, because it is literally everything going against them more-or-less , them trying to save themselves, and both about to probably go through some MAJOR changes e I'm not ready.
Light, I'm anxious and wanting, and every time I come back I'm secretly hoping the release date has hopped forward, even though I know better because it won't. I just. I'm just hoping time goes by quickly and, even when it does, that along with the impending end of the series that we get fluffiness from Abel and Noemi. I loved that so much, and I'm hoping so much for more.
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Please, just. Abel and Noemi moments. I need them.
Most of, if not all of us, do. I think. I don't know. Jun 10, Aly rated it really liked it Shelves: june , This was a great ending to a fantastic series! I loved these books, the characters were interesting and fun and the plot was cool and had twists and new ideas that I loved. This book especially was well paced and kept me hooked.
Abel has so many realizations as he becomes an actual person and not just a machine. The romance between him and Naomi was sweet and moved slowly as it should when you've never even considered the idea of loving another being. Keeping someone's consciousness stored so you This was a great ending to a fantastic series! Keeping someone's consciousness stored so you can attempt to give them eternal life was a cool concept and I enjoyed how that plotline played out.
The narrators did a fabulous job, the accents and ways of speaking, the urgency at critical moments, and the sad parts that had tears in my eyes were excellently done. Great series, highly recommend! May 05, anna grace marked it as dnf Shelves: releases. I had such high expectations but I just could not stay interested in this story so i had to DNF.
Aug 09, mith rated it really liked it Shelves: dystopia-post-apocalypse , publication , kindle-or-ebook , male-mains , not-so-american , spaaaaace. Apr 09, Alexandra rated it it was amazing Shelves: I couldn't hope for a better ending! Apr 30, Danielle rated it liked it. Unfortunately, Defy the Fates was the weakest of the trilogy.
That's not to say it wasn't still good and enjoyable it was , it just didn't have the same tension, character development, and worldbuilding. It was cool and all, but nothing was really new, and the conflicts were resolved too easily.